“Search Extended Again For New Bainbridge High Principal”, “Bainbridge School District Announces New Principal For BHS”, “High School Principal Bids Farewell To Bainbridge, Recalls Triumphs, Trials.”
These are just a few of the headlines that have graced the pages of the Bainbridge Review in the past few years.
As many Islanders know, the administration of BHS has been seeing fairly steady turnover in recent years. However, this time, it looks like they are here to stay.
Principle Kristen Haizlip and her team comprised of Ms. Amanda Ward, Mr. Warren Read, and Mr. Sean Eaton are an enthusiastic and devoted group of people.
“I think that we are a well-balanced team, the four of us, we all have different strengths and our strengths complement each other. We also really get along and like each other. That makes for a good working environment; I think when you’re happy at work that translates to the staff feeling happy, and the kids seeing that the adults here like being here,” said Principal Haizlip.
Many of their names are recognizable from previous classrooms or community events. Unlike previous administrators, these leaders have been Islanders for a while and are excited to be working in a community which they already know and love.
“For us, all four of us have a long-term vision for the district, have ties to the district, have worked here, and or have kids here, or had kids that have graduated from here, so we really have this long-standing belief in the power of this district, and what we are able to do,” said Principal Haizlip.
When asking them what leaders they looked up to, a series of names such as Sandra Day O’Connor, Morris Dees, and Martin Luther King Jr. all came up. Each of these people was hardworking and committed to the communities for which they served.
It is clear that this administration really cares about the success of BHS and the students that attend it.
“We care about students success not just academically…whatever, they define success to be we want them to leave Bainbridge High School feeling successful,” said Ward.
Read had a comment along similar lines. “It’s a caring administration. It’s always students first.”
After spending the week interviewing our new administration, I can confidently say that my fellow students and I are incredibly lucky to have such committed and enthusiastic people leading our school.